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Dunnett Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Dunnet a habitational name from Dunnet in Caithness. English: from the Old French personal name Donet Donat from Latin Donatus (see Donat ). Donatus was the name of several Christian saints and was popular in France and Italy whence it may have been brought to England. English: habitational name from Downhead in Somerset or Donhead in Wiltshire both named from Old English dūn ‘hill down’ + Old English hēafod ‘head end’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Duckett, Gunnett, Kennett, Dunner, Dennett, Dunne, Burnett, Bennett

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Where is the Dunnett family from?

You can see how Dunnett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dunnett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dunnett families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 78 Dunnett families living in Ontario. This was about 59% of all the recorded Dunnett's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Dunnett families in 1911.
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What did your Dunnett ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Dunnett. 29% of Dunnett men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Dunnett women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dunnett were Laborer and Nurse. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Clerk
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Dressmaker
  • Teacher
  • Nurse
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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Dunnett. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Dunnett. For the veterans among your Dunnett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dunnett lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Dunnett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dunnett in 1955 was 57, and 96 in 2004.

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